West Bengal govt declassifies 64 files on Netaji Bose, to be available for public viewing

The West Bengal government on Friday officially declassifed and released 64 files related to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and they will be available for public viewing from Monday.

The files have been kept in their original form at the Kolkata Police Museum. At a function held in the city, DVDs containing the files were handed over to Netaji Bose's family members.

Reports said that the files would be available for viewing in the Kolkata Police Museum on desktops from Monday, which can be accessed by members of the public.

 West Bengal govt declassifies 64 files on Netaji Bose, to be available for public viewing

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Netaji Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose said that he was proud that the files had been declassified and added that this will give an indication of who "were the actual villains of independent India," ANI reported.

He was also reported to have sought an inquiry on why Netaji's family members were snooped upon.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 11 September announced her government's decision to declassify 64 files on Bose, saying the mystery surrounding his disappearance needs to be put at rest.

"Still the mystery surrounding Netaji's disappearance continues to be unsolved. So whatever files we have, we will declassify them which may help in unravelling the mystery...all the 64 files that we have will be open for public. They will be kept at the city police archive," said Banerjee.

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Sep 18, 2015 14:58:58 IST